Plans under way for new Red River marker


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Photo submitted Carl Foster, chairman of the Logan County Historical Marker program, receives a $500 check from Myra Stewart, branch manager for the Lewisburg Bank branch in Adairville. The money will be used to help fabricate a new historical marker for the Red River Meeting House. Also pictured is magistrate Jack Crossley and Richard Moore, president of the Red River Meeting House association.


A new historical marker is planned for the Red River Meeting House located on Hwy 431 South outside of Adairville.

The marker will replace the old marker that has been missing for some time now.

Lewisburg Bank has presented a check for $500 to get the project started and several other individuals have also contributed. It will cost a total of $2,500 to fabricate the new marker.

Anyone wishing to help make this happen can contact Carl Foster at 270-221-0946 for more information. Checks can be made out to Red River Meeting House Historical Marker.

The Red River Meeting House is one of the most historically important locations in Logan County.

Over 200 years ago, one of the greatest religious revivals to ever sweep across our nation began in a little log church in Logan County. The meetings at Red River sparked what became known as the Second Great Awakening, a very important event in the history of Christianity.

Today visitors can step bake in time by visiting the Red River Meeting House located just outside of Adairville off of Hwy. 431. The site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and features a replica of the original log meeting house. There is also an old cemetery on the property which has graves dating back to Revolutionary times and includes a soldier from the Napoleonic Wars. One tombstone has the 23rd Psalm written in Gaelic. There is a self-guided cemetery tour visitors can take at their own leisure.

The Red River Meeting House is a popular place for various community and family events. Each year, the Red River Primitive Camp Meeting and Rendezvous draws large crowds of reenactors, historians and those just wanting to learn more about life in the early 1800s. Some participants enjoy dressing in primitive clothes, trading wares, playing old fashion instruments, building fires and preparing meals like ones eaten during that time period. The annual event also features non-denominational church services that celebrate the great revival that began at Red River.

The Red River Meeting House and Cemetery is located on Hwy. 663 off Hwy. 431 South near Schochoh. For more information, visit their website at www.redriverrevival.com.

Photo submitted Carl Foster, chairman of the Logan County Historical Marker program, receives a $500 check from Myra Stewart, branch manager for the Lewisburg Bank branch in Adairville. The money will be used to help fabricate a new historical marker for the Red River Meeting House. Also pictured is magistrate Jack Crossley and Richard Moore, president of the Red River Meeting House association.
http://newsdemocratleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Marker-1.jpgPhoto submitted Carl Foster, chairman of the Logan County Historical Marker program, receives a $500 check from Myra Stewart, branch manager for the Lewisburg Bank branch in Adairville. The money will be used to help fabricate a new historical marker for the Red River Meeting House. Also pictured is magistrate Jack Crossley and Richard Moore, president of the Red River Meeting House association.

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